ARTWAUK: Downtown Waukegan. www.artwauk.com. Waukegan’s monthly ArtWauk is held every third Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. in downtown.
BRISTOL RENAISSANCE FAIRE: Just west of I-94’s Russell Road exit, near Kenosha, Wis. (847) 395-7773; renfair.com. The Faire will be open rain or shine 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 2, and on Labor Day Sept. 3. Tickets are $19.95 and $9.50 for children. Advance ticket discounts are available.
JELLY BELLY: 10100 Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie. (866) 868-7522 or www.jellybelly.com. Now until Sept. 9, eight massive pieces of art made entirely from Jelly Belly jelly beans. Free tours are offered daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
JOPLIN’S JAVA AND RAGTIME CAFE: 114 S. Genesee St., Waukegan. (847) 775-1988. Senior social hours from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Casual Gaming Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m. Open Mic first Mondays of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring poetry, short stories, comedy or music.
LAMBS FARM: I-94 and Route 176, Libertyville. (847) 362-4636; www.lambsfarm.org. Farmyard open on weekends through November, and daily through October. Meet Mrs. Wiggles, the 450-pound pig. Climb into the petting zoo with goats, sheep and lambs. Check out the llamas, alpacas, cows, horses, ducks and more. Enjoy a ride on the old-fashion carousel or the train. Then challenge your friends and family to a round of mini golf. Day passes for all activities available for $8 and $12 for children 2-12.
MAINSTREET LIBERTYVILLE: On Milwaukee Avenue, downtown from the Metra station to Broadway and on Cook, Church and Lake. (847) 680-0336 www.mainstreetlibertyville.org. Celebrate the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m.
RHYTHM ACADEMY OF DANCE: 200 N. County St., Waukegan. (847) 244-4944. Salsa lessons are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday. Admission is $10 per class or $55 for a six-week session. Community Drum and Rhythm Circle is held the 3rd Sunday of each month. Free.
ROUND LAKE AREA PARK DISTRICT SENIOR CENTER: Robert W. Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Road, Round Lake. (847) 546-8558. Open painting time for seniors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays.
SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA: 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee. (847) 249-1776 or sixflags.com/greatamerica. General admission for the 2012 season is $59.99, or $39.99 for children less than 48 inches tall. Children age 2 and younger are free. A one-day parking pass is $20, or $70 for the season.
SUNDANCE SALOON: 300 Lakehurst Road, Waukegan. (630) 328-2874. Dance program from 6 to 10 p.m. every Thursday. Music will be country, swing or Latin. Admission is $5.
TEMPEL FARMS: 17000 Wadsworth Road, Old Mill Creek. www.tempelfarms.com or call (847) 623-7272. Each Evening Toast and Performance begins with a champagne toast to the Lipizzan Breed and honored guests. The performance, which is set to classical music, will follow the varying stages of the development and training of the Lipizzan horses. Evening performance is scheduled for Sept. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. All tickets must be purchased in advance and cost $50; $45 for active military/veterans and $20 for children under the age of 15. Matinee shows will be held on Aug. 26 and Sept. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. Costs are $25; $20 for active military/veterans and $15 for children under the age of 15. Tickets also can be purchased at the door for $30 and $20 for children and active military/veterans.
MARRIOTT THEATRE: Ten Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (847) 634-0200 or www.marriotttheatre.com. “Dreamgirls” will be performed through Oct. 28. Follow the rags to riches story of a female 1960s Motown group from Chicago, “The Dreams.” Tickets are $40-48, and dinner and theater special is available on Wednesday and Thursday evening for $55.